Rs 715 cr for conversion of 600,000 dry latrines: Cabinet

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) The Cabinet today approved a proposal for implementing the revised guidelines for converting individual dry latrines into pour-flush latrines of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Integrated Low Cost Snitation Scheme (ILCS) at a total cost of Rs 715.48 crore.

The scheme has a central subsidy component of Rs 545.16 crore, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters.

About 600,000 dry latrines would be covered under the scheme during 2007-10. The states and the UTs would be requested to take appropriate action to implement the scheme on priority basis, the Minister said.

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